Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's Not Always 9 Degrees in Chicago




















According to a local weatherman, this week is traditionally the coldest week in Chicago. I can confirm that.

So here's photo evidence I took to prove that for at least one day last year there wasn't a foot of snow on the ground and a windchill of -30.

I was sitting on the porch of my friend's house on a rare spring day that was warm enough to enjoy outdoors. Everybody had gone inside to get ready for dinner in the backyard. I stayed behind just to enjoy the sun for a few more minutes. It was one of those perfect 70 degree afternoons, with a warm breeze bringing the scent of new grass, the fragrance of flowers, and the sounds of "Na na na na na." from people living in Arizona.

But the grilled steaks, baked potatoes, sliced tomatoes and steaming corn were beckoning, so I didn't stay too much longer. Food beats weather in my world. I should go back and take a picture from that same angle today, but why freeze my arse just to get a picture for you to compare.

Seriously.

10 comments:

Sandra said...

It's cold here in Green Bay too this week,, brrrr The picture gives me hope though and maybe Spring will come again, ya think?
Sandra

Donna said...

They're saying we might get as cold as 15 below Thursday night. *sigh*

Michelle said...

Its freezing in Minneapolis too. I long for summer right about now.

Anne said...

It's 6:45 and 73 degrees here in the Valley of the Sun......we are way past daffodils. te he! Anne

Ann said...

I noted the temps in Chicago while watching the news this morning and thought of you. That's gotta suck.

emmapeelDallas said...

This is the Chicago I always remember. Beautiful shot, and leaves me nostalgic! Of course, I'll be braving whatever weather you have in the very near future, to see my new grandson whenever he decides to make his arrival!

Remo said...

Yeah. Whatever.

When are you going to fix the typo in your header? It's been driving me nuts for months.

Mrs. L said...

Okay okay okay.

Chris said...

Well, Mrs. L, you have just sealed my fate. Despite the frigid dry air that is taking us to single digits tonight (why are you laughing?), I am now going to have to crank up the EGG and grill a few steaks. Hearing about that smell beckoning you did me in.

Claudia's thoughts said...

A 90 degree summer is looking better and better. A screened in porch is my idea of home owner nirvana.